NFL notebook: Report: Peterson skips disciplinary hearing
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson did not appear at a scheduled disciplinary hearing with the NFL on Friday after agreeing to attend last week, according to ESPN.
The NFL claimed Peterson refused to give the league an alternative date for the disciplinary hearing, which stems from his arrest for child abuse.
Friday’s meeting was more significant than the conference call scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday. The NFL Players Association filed an expedited, noninjury grievance on behalf of Peterson, requesting removal from the commissioner’s exempt list.
The Friday meeting originally was scheduled last Tuesday, but the NFLPA told the league Thursday it was not available, according to the report.
NFLPA spokesperson George Atallah said Peterson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, provided the league with a letter claiming it is against Texas state law to give the NFL the requested documents. The incident that led to Peterson’s arrest occurred in Texas.
Chiefs give Bailey extension
A person familiar with the situation said the Chiefs signed defensive end Allen Bailey to a four-year, $25 million contract extension.
Bailey is guaranteed $15 million and will receive a $10 million signing bonus, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Chiefs had not announced the deal, which was first reported by Pro Football Talk.
Bailey, 25, has had a breakout season, starting all nine games and establishing a career-high with four sacks.
LB Smith back with 49ers
The 49ers added linebacker Aldon Smith to the 53-man roster from the exempt list.
Smith was suspended in August for nine games for violating the NFL’s policy on personal conduct and substance abuse.
Around the league
Houston running back Arian Foster will miss Sunday’s game against the Browns with a groin injury. … According to Pro Football Talk, free agent receiver Santonio Holmes visited the Chiefs. … The Chargers placed rookie cornerback Jason Verrett on injured reserve. … The Giants placed running back Peyton Hillis on injured reserve with a concussion. This is the second straight season Hillis has been sidelined by a concussion.